|Reviews for The Wrong Doctors
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|Matthew David Rabjohns, Bridgend, United Kingdom
|Wednesday 1 May 2013
Two Colins. Two Bonnies. Realising the potential of Mel as a character at last. Featuring her in a brilliant story that never pauses for breath. This story ticks all these boxes and I love it! Youll have to concentrate though, because this is a little bit twist and turny. But if you pay attention then youll find this is a classy Doctor Who story with the usual high standard of performances and sound design. And Mel doesnt scream either, which is another brilliant relief! She is a greatly underused and underrealised companion. And standing by the as always brilliant Colin Baker she gleams very well indeed. This is a great start to the 50th anniversary year for BFP!
|Clive T Wright, St Lawrence, United Kingdom
|Friday 3 May 2013
A great concept with double the fun of Two Mels and Two Doctors and both at different stages of their lives. The plot and feel captures the 1980's to perfection, I can just imagine watching TV with them running around golf courses and a small village, low budget but fun.
|David Layton, Los Angeles, United States
|Saturday 25 February 2017
The Wrong Doctors takes the troubling tack of trying to work two of the same Doctor and two of the same companion into the same story. In this case, Doctor 6 saddened from saying goodbye to Evelyn decides to "meet" Mel and thus sync the timeline with the end of Trial of a Timelord. However, he gets the date wrong and arrives at the same time as another version of himself is dropping Mel back home right after the events of Trial of a Timelord. As if this wouldn't cause enough trouble, something is decidedly wrong in Pease Pottage. Anachronisms pop up all over the place, young Mel has no tech skills at all, and a strange man named Petherbridge seems to be running everything happening in the village. This supplies many chances for combinations, Doctor talking to Doctor and each Mel talking to each Doctor, and even Mel talking to Mel. Both Colin Baker and Bonnie Langford bring this off rather well, making clear, yet subtle distinctions between the two versions of their characters. The villain at the center of all this, Petherbridge, is, however, not all that interesting and what he is seems to be contrived for convenience and simplicity. There could have been much more regarding him. It's an enjoyable story with some pathos and some humor.